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TESTING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW LAW ON ACCESS TO INFORMATION FROM THE NEW LOCAL ADMINISTRATION
IMPROVING CAPACITIES OF ALBANIAN JOURNALISTS ON NEW MEDIA WITH A SPECIAL ANGLE ON GENDER EQUALITY
IMPROVING REPORTING OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND INCREASING CAPACITIES OF LOCAL MEDIA
EU logoLocal media remains weak and far from consolidated, while problems with professionalism are more visible and persistent compared to national media. Reporting of local communities has ample room for improvement, while the experience of new technologies is another challenge, as well as an opportunity for the revival of these media and their relations with the local communities. The main aim of the project is improving local media coverage of local communities by improving their professional capacities. The project includes organization of eight training courses related to new media, local journalism, and reporting local communities, including reporting on ethnic minorities.

Supported by Open Society Foundation Albania
EU INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AWARDS
ALBANIAN MEDIA SCENE VS. EUROPEAN STANDARDS: WHAT RULE OF LAW IN THE MEDIA SECTOR?
king-neth-logoThe project aims to scan the media situation in Albania vs Council of Europe indicators. Through the main activities of this project - the research of media situation in Albania based on CoE's indicators for media in a democracy, its publication, and its public discussion, AMI and its partners plan to raise awareness among stakeholders on the current media situation, areas that need reform or improvement, and potential involvement for specific actors, whether they are state institutions, media, or civil society. The project will be implemented from the Albanian Media Institute in co-operation with other Albanian organizations.

Supported by Embassy of Kingdom of Netherlands
SOUTH-EAST EUROPEAN PARTNERSHIP FOR MEDIA DEVELOPMENT
EU logoThe overall objective of the project is to support the development of independent and accountable media in the Western Balkans. The project is led by Center for Independent Journalism, Bucharest, and focuses on in five Balkan countries, where AMI is the Albanian partner. The specific objectives of the project are: to improve the capacity of media organisations to address working and education conditions of journalists; to improve knowledge, skills and attitudes of journalists with respect to advocacy and media literacy; to inform and sparkle educated public debates on freedom of expression in general, and media freedom in particular; to broaden the stakeholders' and civic support for media sector reform processes; to support the accession process of the five IPA countries in the project (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.) The project will aim to achieve this through the following activities: research on employment conditions of journalists and on education needs for journalists and the public; freedom of expression and of media monitoring and advocacy; training sessions on advocacy and media literacy; advocacy activities.

Supported by EU
EU AwardThe regional scheme of EU awards for investigative journalism in Western Balkans and Turkey was launched in March 2015 aiming at celebrating and promoting outstanding achievements of investigative journalists and improving the visibility of quality investigative journalism in the region. The EU award regional scheme for investigative journalism in Western Balkans and Turkey is established by the European Commission, DG Enlargement, following the EU Enlargement strategy which recognizes strong need for ensuring freedom of expression in the media, and for support to investigative journalism to monitor the reform processes and to keep the historical momentum toward the EU accession. The EU award for investigative journalism will be given each year in the period of three years in each of seven EU-Enlargement countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey, rewarding the investigative journalistic work published in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Investigative stories contributing to transparency and reporting on societal issues related to abuse of power and fundamental rights, corruption and organised crime that otherwise would not have been brought to the public's attention will qualify for the award.
EU AwardThe project aims to improve transparency and accountability of local government and local public institutions through a more active role of media and citizens. The project objectives are to test the implementation of the law on access to information from the new local administration and to improve knowledge and capacities of local journalists on FOIA legislation by testing it in practice. The project will test implementation of the right to information by seven local government units, combining workshops with journalists, testing of the right to information in practice, and reporting on the process and information issued in local media.

Supported by Lëviz Albania
logo unescoJournalists and media professionals in Albania need further training to know and apply the new technologies. This renders professional training a necessity not just for young reporters, but also for experienced ones. Albanian journalists need to know not only the techniques and specific features of online reporting, but also the risks and problems that emerge with this reporting. They need to especially know the guidelines in reporting gender sensitive content, an area which is still seriously unknown to journalists. The project will target journalists from the main media outlets in Albania through eight three-day training courses on topics related to new media and professional skills, combined to gender equality.

Supported by UNESCO
BUILDING TRUST IN MEDIA IN SOUTH EAST EUROPE AND TURKEY
logo unescologo EUThis project aims to strengthen freedom of expression, access to information, and free, independent and pluralistic media, ensuring that journalists and media organizations in South East Europe and Turkey are key drivers for democratic, sustainable and peaceful development in the region. The goal is to build trust and restore confidence in the media in South East Europe and Turkey. The focus is on improving media accountability mechanisms, media internal governance, and media and information literacy among citizens to strengthen civil society support for the media and demand for quality media. In Albania the project efforts will focus on mapping the situation on Media and Information Literacy, consulting with relevant actors in this field and proposing recommendations and advocacy efforts to respective institutions and organizations.

Supported by UNESCO and EU
RE-EXAMINING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MEDIA AND POLITICS IN ALBANIA
logo FESThe project includes carrying out a broad and complex study on the new relations between media and politics, on the new phenomena that are visible in the current stage, on the main trends and the new forms of political control and influence, on the main displays of political clientelism in the media, etc. The study will be a continuation of the series of annual publications made by AMI and FES Albania. A roundtable will be organized to introduce the findings and conclusions of the research to relevant actors.

Supported by FES Albania
COUNTERING RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM IN THE MEDIA
logo ADAExtremism and radicalism, especially in online media, are becoming an increasingly concerning phenomenon in Albania, too. This phenomenon, still in its early infancy, needs to be known, studied, and analyzed. Albanian media is addressing this phenomenon in a superficial manner. The overall objective of the project is to raise public awareness on exstremist and radical discourse in the media. The project includes researching and identifying situation with extremist and radical discourse in the media, and presenting the research findings and recommendations, followed by a two-day professional workshop on topics related to extremist discourse, religious hate speech, etc.

Supported by Austrian Development Agency
IMPROVING MEDIA PROFESSIONAL SKILLS IN COVERAGE OF LOCAL ELECTIONS
logo CEUIn view of the coming general elections, AMI and Council of Europe will implement a project aiming to improve ethical standards of the Albanian media during elections and to raise awareness among Albanian media on legal framework governing media conduct during elections. The project consists in organizing two training courses with journalists focusing on professional standards in covering elections, as well as in the legal requirements in this regard.

Supported by Council of Europe